White House: Justice Department to investigate FBI’s Russia probe

White House: Justice Department to investigate FBI’s Russia probe

After a meeting in the Oval Office between President Trump and the heads of the country’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies, the White House confirmed the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog will examine the FBI’s role in launching an investigation into Trump’s…

Russia used NRA to aid Trump campaign, documents suggest: Democrats

Russia used NRA to aid Trump campaign, documents suggest: Democrats

Washington: Three key figures, including the founder of a Russian gun rights group, refused to submit to interviews or produce documents requested by Senate Democrats investigating whether the Kremlin used the National Rifle Association to boost Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Nonetheless,…

Russia's forgotten eastern cities captured in gritty photographs by Instagrammer Barabakaa

Russia's forgotten eastern cities captured in gritty photographs by Instagrammer Barabakaa

These dark and gritty images reveal how cities in Russia's forgotten eastern and elsewhere in the country are ridden with misery, homelessness and addiction. Shot in black-and-white for an even more oppressive feel, photographer Petr Barabakaa’s pictures of the post-Soviet east make…

Satellite data suggests China and others are falsifying their GDP

Satellite data suggests China and others are falsifying their GDP

Satellite data suggests China, North Korea and Russia lie about the strength of their economics in official GDP figures ahead of elections Chicago University compared data from satellite images with official economic reports Increases in night lighting are an indicator of increases…

GOP-led Senate panel finds Russia meddled in US election

GOP-led Senate panel finds Russia meddled in US election

A GOP-led Senate committee said it backs the conclusion of the US intelligence community that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election to boost Donald Trump — a stand at odds with an earlier finding by Republican members of a House panel….

Air Force intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast

Air Force intercepts 2 Russian bombers off Alaska coast

A pair of U.S. Air Force stealth fighter jets intercepted two Russian nuclear-capable bombers Friday morning off the coast of Alaska, a spokesman for NORAD (North American Aeorospace Defense Command) told Fox News. The approach by the two Tupolev Tu-95 Russian “Bear”…

Britain preparing for high-stakes talks with Russia to save Iran deal – despite deep divide between countries over Salisbury attack

Britain preparing for high-stakes talks with Russia to save Iran deal – despite deep divide between countries over Salisbury attack

On Tuesday Donald Trump pulled the plug on the anti-nuke pact prompting the biggest international crisis since the nerve agent poisoning outrage in March that Theresa May blamed on the Kremlin. However Britain will be forced to discuss the international response to…

Mueller reportedly grilled Russian oligarch who paid Cohen $500K

Mueller reportedly grilled Russian oligarch who paid Cohen $500K

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer claims to have stumbled upon hundreds of thousands of dollars in shady payments to President Trump’s longtime personal attorney — and special counsel Robert Mueller has already grilled a Russian oligarch about the alleged dealings, a report says. Viktor…

Armenia protest leader: ‘We will not give up’

Armenia protest leader: ‘We will not give up’

YEREVAN (Reuters) – Nikol Pashinyan, leader of an Armenian protest movement locked in a standoff with the ruling elite, told Reuters on Wednesday he and his supporters would not give up, and would continue their campaign of civil disobedience. “My only power…

Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

Russian military spending falls, could affect operations: think-tank

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Russian military spending fell by a fifth last year, its first decline in nearly two decades, with tighter purse-strings likely to affect Moscow’s military activity ahead, a report by defense think-tank SIPRI showed on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Russian military…

Armenian opposition leader fails to win selection as PM

Armenian opposition leader fails to win selection as PM

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan failed to secure a majority of votes in parliament to become prime minister on Tuesday after weeks of protests forced the previous holder of the post to step down. Pashinyan, who was the only…

U.S.-backed Syrian forces resume battle against Islamic State

U.S.-backed Syrian forces resume battle against Islamic State

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S.-backed Syrian militias on Tuesday relaunched their offensive to seize the last territory Islamic State controls in the east near the border with Iraq. Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are seen in Deir al-Zor, Syria May…

IAEA declines to directly address Netanyahu’s Iran accusations

IAEA declines to directly address Netanyahu’s Iran accusations

VIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. atomic watchdog declined on Tuesday to directly address Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s accusations that Iran was breaching its landmark nuclear deal with major powers. Netanyahu on Monday stepped up pressure on the United States to pull…

UK has not yet identified Skripal poisoning suspects

UK has not yet identified Skripal poisoning suspects

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has not identified the suspects who carried out the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal but is stepping up protection for other defectors who might also be at risk, the UK’s national security adviser said on…

U.S.-backed Syrian forces re-launch IS battle in east

U.S.-backed Syrian forces re-launch IS battle in east

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Tuesday they have re-launched their battle to capture the last Islamic State pockets in eastern Syria. The SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, said they paused the fight against…

Iranian state TV dismisses Netanyahu’s nuclear presentation as…

Iranian state TV dismisses Netanyahu’s nuclear presentation as…

ANKARA (Reuters) – Iranian state TV said on Monday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s accusations on Tehran’s nuclear program was a propaganda. Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, Israel,…

Ukraine receives U.S. Javelin systems: Poroshenko

Ukraine receives U.S. Javelin systems: Poroshenko

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine has received the first U.S. Javelin missiles and launch units, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A U.S. soldier from Dragon Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment fires a Javelin missile system during their first…

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

Syrian army renews push on besieged areas

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Syrian army began an intense bombardment of a rebel enclave near Homs on Monday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad pushed to recapture all the remaining areas his forces have besieged. Soldiers loyal to Syria’s President…